Hey friends, how are you today? Brrr… it is freezing today. I mean really, presently it is 5°. Did you hear me? It is 5° with winds at 15mph. Oh, the windchill!! And the sun decides to show off on such a day too. Just the thought of the great outdoors gives me the chills! Anyway, that’s my story today. What’s yours?
Some days I have mixed feelings about winter. I do enjoy the beauty of a snowfall and some days I am even thankful for the cold. But this; this right here leaves me a bit indecisive today. Today is just a tad bit too cold, even for me. Yet, it is during this time of year, the very distinctive chirp of the red cardinal bird can be heard. If I listen closely, I can even hear the other winter birds, in my neck of the woods. Their sounds are more distinct because the snow cushions the noise, and the cold keeps everyone inside. And the beauty of the sun rays as they hit the winter white snow is stunning and blinding. It almost looks like diamonds sparkling off the snow. I guess I do love this time of year after all.
Life must be lived today, despite this frigid cold. There is work to be done today. Today has to matter to me. Today, with its imperfections, I hand over to the Lord. Today, I will look up and I will complain to the Lord (well, I already did) about this frigid cold, but just for a little while. I will have my moment but then I will say, ‘let it be done to me, according to Thy will”, because the Lord gives beauty even in the cold. He reminds me, He did not leave me alone. And because I will remind myself today, that the God of the Universe is in control. I will believe His Word. He said, He loves me, He holds me in the Palm of His Hand. He is always good, and He only does good. We may not be where we want to be, but thankfulness for where we are, stops the bitterness and self-pity from taking root.
So today I choose to take pleasure in my frigid cold temperatures and share just the photos with you. I will keep the cold to myself.
How are you today? What are you thankful for today?